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PRATEEK

GUPTA 103-10, 97th Avenue, Ozone Park, NY-11416.


Ph. (347) 863-0145: prateek.gupta0126@gmail.com

EDUCATION: Polytechnic Institute of New York University, New York Master of Science, Biotechnology, May 2012 (GPA 3.44)

Aveta Business Institute Lean Six Sigma and DFSS Training, May 2012 (Green Belt Level) IMSEC, Ghaziabad, India Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, June 2010 (Passed with Highest Honors) University of Delhi, New Delhi, India Certification course, Medical Biotechnology, June 2010 (Grade A)

SKILLS: In-vivo animal handling, Immunohistochemistry, Drug dosing, Cell culture & Animal Tissue Culture Techniques, Molecular cloning, DNA & RNA Extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, DNA Fingerprinting, Gel Electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, Microarrays, Live cell Imaging and Microscopy, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project.

EXPERIENCE:

Research Assistant at New York University School of Medicine, New York (Dec 2010 Present)

DNA Damage Response in the absence and over expression of accessory helicase UvrD in E.coli. Studying the role of UvrD Helicase in DNA Damage response due to collision between transcription and translation machinery in E.coli. Construction of different plasmids combinations of greA, greB and UvrD genes to study the co- directional &head-on collision and how these combinations affect the growth of E.coli.

Regulation of the Chemokine CXCL16 in 4T1 Cells after Radiotherapy. Studied the role of chemokine CXCL16 in providing survival and growth signal to cancer cells. The role of pro-survival NF-kb pathway in regulation of radiation-induced CXCL16.

Research Assistant at IMSEC, Ghaziabad, India (Aug 2008 Jun 2010)


Characterization of Microbial consortium used for the treatment of sewage wastewater. Isolation of microbes from the sample by pour plating and dilution methods, Characterization of microbes and classification is done by performing Biochemical tests.

Comparative study of different Antidandruff shampoos available in the Indian market. Growing different Dandruff causing species of Malassezia furfur like MTCC 1369 & MTCC 1374, Epsilometer Test to measure range of Minimum Inhibitory concentrations (MIC), Tests for exact determination of MIC values.

Intern at Dabur India Limited, Sahibabad, India (May 2009 June 2009) Worked on Micro-propagation of Boerhavia diffusa, Standardization of sterilization protocol for Boerhavia diffusa, Standardization of media for micro-propagation of plant, Inoculation and Regeneration of explants.

Intern at Biotech Park, Lucknow, India (May 2008 June 2008)


Preparation & Industrial Production of Biodiesel from Jatropha curcas and major Petro crops by Trans-esterification reaction. Extraction of Essential oils and their Quality analysis by using HPLC, spectrophotometer, Polarimeter and HPTLC.

HONORS &PARTICIPATIONS:

Awarded 2nd prize at NASA Astrobiology Research Focus Group workshop 2011, for the best research proposal. Positioned as the Chief Secretary of the Biotech Society GEMS at IMSEC, India. Got the Best Student Award for the Academic year (2008-09) and (2009-10) at IMSEC, India. Awarded Merit Based Scholarship for fall10 and spring11 semesters at NYU Poly.
Participated inBioinformatics workshop at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.